Nevertheless, he has been in a race winning car for 4 years in a row now. And not once has he finished just behind his teammate in the standings. Always someone else inbetween him and Vettel. Last year he was just 1 measly point from being dropped down to 4th in the standings. With Vettel a whopping 130-some points ahead. This year its the same story. He is in 4th while his colleague is leading. Vettel is darn good but there should not be such a gap. Look at all the flak and hate Massa has gotten for the past two years. But the fact of the matter is that Vettel is decimating his teammate with pretty much the same margin. And yet he somehow flies under the radar instead of receiving the critique he undoubtedly deserves. Its a real mystery to me.
That´s just wrong. ALO might win the WDC this year, while Massa is currently 9th (he will most likely go up to 7th though). Webber isn´t anywhere near as bad as this. Last year he was awful, that´s right. But in 2012, 2010,2009 Webber was/is definetly closer to Vettel as Massa was/is to Alonso.
I didn´t pay attention how the media talk about him tbh. But they have ther darlings and maybe he belongs in that category.
Just look at Button - one might think, he drove well this season, they way Sky& the BBC talk about him. But in fact before Suzuka he was in the same position as he is now - 6th. ....and the McLaren had been the fastest car overall until that race - and unlike Hamilton he had rarely reliabilty issues....
Edited by LiJu914, 28 October 2012 - 23:58.